Coronavirus guidance for tourism and hospitality on preparing to reopen safely

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What does this involve?

The tourism and hospitality industries in Scotland are expected to gradually reopen as part of Phase 3 of the Scottish Government’s route map for easing the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown restrictions.

To help businesses prepare ahead of the anticipated reopening date of 15 July 2020, the Scottish Government has created guidance on how to resume operating safely. Topics covered include:

  • Carrying out a coronavirus risk assessment in consultation with employee or trade union safety representatives
  • Workforce management and well-being
  • Checklists of health and safety considerations for staff and customers (tailored for tourism businesses of different sizes)
  • Staff training and compliance

There is also a list of additional guidance targeting individual sectors within the tourism industry.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Tourism and hospitality businesses in Scotland.

How long does this take?

You can read the guidance at your own pace.

Important information

This guidance is effective from 18 June 2020 and extends until further notice. It will be reviewed every three weeks as part of the wider review of lockdown restrictions.

Tourism businesses are expected to be able to reopen from 15 July 2020, but this date is subject to change based on scientific advice.

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Government website for more information and to read the full guidance.

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